Hi everyone, we’re back from a truly amazing weekend up there at the Grass Valley Celtic Festival! It was quite possibly the best festival ever, with an insane finale by the Old Blind Dogs & Molly’s Revenge playing together which many said sonically altered the space-time continuum. Keep an eye out for the videos on youtube, and if you missed it, you should definitely make a trip out of attending next year– such a great time! Just one last chance to catch Molly’s Revenge at a festival as the season winds down; we’ll be playing this Sunday, October 9th, at the Goleta Old Time Fiddlers Festival at the Stow House in Goleta, CA. Lots more shows coming out though; check it out! www.mollysrevenge.com
Tomorrow night will be a SPECIAL Celtic Music Night, Tuesday, October 4th, 7pm, to wrap up this series as we enter Fall: Fundraiser for Sudan Orphanage, with Celtic music by the Balke Bairnes, Erich Bloecher, David Brewer, & friends.Bradley and Sean Balke, of the Celtic Music Night guest band, The Balke Bairnes, have a unique opportunity to go to South Sudan to work at an orphanage to build a kitchen / school room, look into the possibility of setting up a Internet Café to generate income for the orphanage, work on various projects, and to be taught by the children. They are trying to raise ~5K and if they do not raise the funds needed to go, they will donate all of the funds raised to the orphanage. There will be CD’s of the Balke Bairns available for a donation.
Cornerstone Orphanage was started in 2005 when Pastor Juma John resettled with his church into the town of Nimule from a refugee camp in Uganda, homeless children came to him looking for help. Some had lost their parents in the war or by disease, some had been abandoned, some had been the victims of abuse. Cornerstone Children’s Home is the result of that church-based effort to care for the needy children of Nimule. Today more than 60 children are housed, fed and nurtured in a loving Christian environment. A building is nearing completion located on the same compound as the church, which provides a safe and healthy place for the children to live.
Come on out next Tuesday for some Good Music and Good times, and help these wonderful folks with this wonderful mission!!!
Also, mark your calendars now for November 1st, 7pm, because we will be kicking off our Fall Series of Celtic Music Night with a majorly special featured guest duo: ………………………..all the way from AUSTRALIA!!!World renowned Scottish fiddler Catherine Fraser & pianist Duncan Smith will be doing a special concert for us at Celtic Music Night!!This is truly going to be a night which you will want to be there for, so please bring yourself & help spread the word and get your friends and family to come, but don’t just take my word for it, check out their website and music– phenomenal! http://www.catherinefraser.com/index.html If you’ve enjoyed the amazing performances of Scottish fiddle we’ve been blessed to have so far by the wonderful Rebecca Lomnicky, Deby Benton Grosjean, and Colyn Fischer with Shauna Picket Gordon on piano, then you will LOVE Catherine Fraser & Duncan Smith! MARK YOUR CALENDAR for this extremely rare appearance!!!
More featured guests coming– stay tuned to the email news, and website schedule for updates!
And of course, if you visit the wonderful organization of the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay’s website, you can find out more details on the following amazing Celtic Music Concerts nearby!
Fantastic Irish Trad duo, Brendan Begley & Caoimhin O Raghallaigh (Accordion/vocals&fiddle), at Don Quixotes, Sunday October 9th, 7pm.
Unbelievable Irish duo from the band Lunasa, Kevin Craword & Cillian Vallely (flute & Uilleann pipes), House concert in Soquel, Tuesday October 18th at 7:30pm.
Lovely & fun French-Canadian duo, Lisa Ornstein & Dan Compton (fiddle & guitar), House concert in Bonny Doon, Saturday October 22nd at 7:30pm.
Get the full bios, samples, and ticket info by visiting: www.celticsociety.org
CMN’s Late-Summer Season ends tomorrow night, October 4th, then the Fall Seasons starts with the next Music Night on November 1st!
Thank you SO MUCH for your support of our wonderful Celtic music scene of Santa Cruz everyone!
Looking forward to seeing you all TOMORROW NIGHT! 🙂